Yangshuo Cyclist

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I said in my last photo that I had my heart set on getting that shot. I had planned to get it, tried to get it and would have been annoyed if I hadn't have got it.

This shot was the complete opposite; a spur of the moment, unplanned shot. Turns out, this is one of my favourite photos (of mine) ever!

Myself and Greg were explore some quite remote fields around Yangshuo in Guilin, at this point our guide had pointed out a very old bridge across a small stream. As we were crouched down by the water's edge, I glanced up and saw this old man on a bicycle cycling across this stone bridge.

I suddenly pictured an image in my mind; this lone man cycling along the path in his traditional hat, towards the setting sun, with the famous karst mountains forming the backdrop and framed by this single tree.

I reeling off a huge number of exposures in the hope of capturing anything at all. On reviewing these, picking three for an HDR and a hell of a lot of post-processing to make it just how I'd imagined, this is the result.

You know what? It's even better than I had pictured.

I'm off to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia tonight, so I'll catch up with everyone when I'm back!

Read this on my blog: thefella.com/blog/yangshuo-cyclist.

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Details
Canon EOS 5D Mark II / ISO 100 / f/8.0 / 17-40mm @ 17mm / HDR

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  1. jsteacher 25 months ago | reply

    absolutely amazing shot!

  2. Colskier1 23 months ago | reply

    Beautifully composed.

  3. Gav Owen 20 months ago | reply

    So many HDRs are horrible, but with this one you've tamed the HDR beast and created something truly wonderful. Trey Ratcliff would be jealous.

  4. henrichgunter 18 months ago | reply

    Absolutley amazing !

  5. Cida Garcia 18 months ago | reply

    Excellent composition!Congratulations!

  6. Pixamundo 16 months ago | reply

    Beautiful. This somewhat reminds me of the Viñales region in Cuba.

  7. Diluflo 14 months ago | reply

    Excelente postal.

  8. huang_young 14 months ago | reply

    landscape of Karst in Guilin, China,very beautiful

  9. lizziehk18 11 months ago | reply

    Thank you so much to share beautiful photos.

  10. DimitrisK. 11 months ago | reply

    Great capture. Amazing landscape!

  11. Darren LoPrinzi 6 months ago | reply

    Simply amazing landscape. and the biker makes it!

  12. lindakatee 4 months ago | reply

    Love this shot, with the colours. Great landscape. Of course, the gentleman on his bike makes it complete. Enjoying your story and portfolio. Cheers from Canada.

  13. Tina K 4 months ago | reply

    Great image:)

  14. Aishah.K 4 months ago | reply

    There isn't one single picture of yours that doesn't leave me in awe. amazing !

  15. rehansyed 2 months ago | reply

    wonderful shot!

  16. Ale Pac 4 weeks ago | reply

    You are invited to add this very interesting photograph to A Better World group.
    Please accept the invite and join in the group!

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